HKG AIRPORT EXPRESS TRAIN MOBILE APP…
POST MARTYN SIN CLAIR
Is there an official mobile app for the Hong Kong (HKG) Airport Express so I can buy a ticket pre-arrival from HKG to Kowloon? I downloaded Klook – are they as good as any?
➜ TRAVELS FOR FUN
It appears the answer is yes: mtrmobileapp.com/en/other-function.php
➜ CHRIS IN MAKATI
An Octopus card is the most convenient because once you’ve got credit on it you can use it to pay for just about all transport in Hong Kong, as well as other purchases such as convenience stores, McDonalds, etc.
But if you buy through Klook or something similar, you can get quite substantial discounts on Hong Kong Express tickets. For example, a one-way ticket from the airport to Hong Kong Station costs HK$110 (US$14) using an Octopus card, but you can get it on Klook for HK$75 (US$9.6).
➜ FLORIAN FLYER
Octopus is generally the way to go. I don’t know these Klook people, however if there are two or more people travelling together it can often be cheaper buying at the counter in Hong Kong airport – they often have promotions and the like. Also, young children with Octopus cards often (perhaps always?) travel for free.